O Lord my God, in You I have taken refuge; Save me from all those who pursue me, and deliver me, ~ Psalm 7:1
…respond by going deeper in your Faith. Significantly, Adams was fifty-eight when he made this diary entry, and it had been from his youth to read the entire Bible every year. So despite having already read this passage from Isaiah “I dare say fifty times,” he still saw something brand new in it. As he confessed, “I was struck with the careless inattention of my own mind when reading the Bible,” and it is for this reason that meditation receives such an emphasis in the Bible. We must read God’s Word every day; but we must also take time to digest what we read—to “meditate in your own heart…and be still” (Psalm 4:4) ~ The Founders’ Bible, Meditating on God’s Word
I should like to point out, for the purpose of today’s message, that John Quincy Adams, like his father before him, was a man of action as well as a man of deep faith. In fact, I would argue that it was the deepness of his faith that increased the effectiveness of his action. Anyone who has studied the life of John Quincy Adams knows and understands the point I am making.
Pure evil is out in the open, in our faces, and coming for each and every single one of us, along with everything…and I do mean everything we hold dear. This past Tuesday I grabbed my “NO JAB, NO MASK” sign, a couple of dozen “Informed Consent” brochures and headed out to a rally on Route 211 in Middletown where I stood side-by-side with healthcare workers and teachers who are being told they have to inject spike proteins, graphene oxide, and aborted fetal cells into their bodies or lose their jobs and ability to provide for their families. I had a man who had just come out of Walmart react with rage when I tried to hand him an Informed Consent brochure, “WHY DON’T YOU JUST TAKE THE VACCINE?” When I asked him if he could tell me what ingredients were in the injection, he became so furious he nearly ran into a light pole trying to get away from me.
The man in the picture above is the owner of the Grange, a restaurant in Warwick that announced it will only serve those who have taken experimental gene therapy injections issued under the EUA into their bodies. He handed me back the pocket Constitution he clearly has no use for and ran back inside his restaurant, unable to stand his own ground, after I asked him what he had against our cherished Bill of Rights, and why he was standing with the enemies of our Constitutional freedom.
I can’t begin to tell you how many moms I am talking to, who are beside themselves and sick with worry over what they are sending their children into with schools looking less and less like schools, and more and more like re-engineering internment camps, and worse. And many of them because of their stand for freedom, will be out of work on top of everything else. God, I wish I could tell you prayer alone would save the day. But I’d be lying to you. As sure as God made us, it is prayer that gives wings to our faith, and faith that breathes courage into action.
Speaking of courage…
Does anyone see the positive correlation between courage and growth when it comes to Christianity?
What would American pastors, and American Christians, do when faced with the same situation? I think we know.
Do you think maybe the population of Afghanistan has seen the persecution of Christians, seen what the Taliban has done to them, and yet observe the faithfulness of Christians in spite of it? Do you think they see their courage and want to find out who this “Jesus” is that is worth losing everything, including their lives, for?
Tonight at 11 pm our time, churches will begin meeting on the afghani Sunday morning. We will probably hear a mixture of gunfire and church music over Kabul as Taliban fighters raid churches and kill those there.
The Christians will have left their homes that morning knowing they aren’t coming back. They will kiss and hug their families, praying together, and then together walk to church, because they would rather die than miss a chance to worship the God they love.
These are the people I will feel unworthy to stand next to in heaven. ~ Author unknown
Our present government, because of its own default and defection, has its hands covered with new blood, and the disgraceful story of deception and of defeat is not at all over! This I believe, avoidable tragedy, comes just before the solemn 20th anniversary of 9/11/2001, adding to and compounding the injury and insult suffered by our Nation’s families, and especially by our veterans – not to speak of those brave military members who paid the supreme price in both Iraq & Afghanistan! In addition we have left behind about 85 billion dollars worth of working military equipment for our enemies to use against us, including scanners with US biometric data to identify and to hunt down those who collaborated with our allies! First of all, America is forsaking the God of her fathers! While religious, she has nevertheless abandoned established biblical and moral values! This has resulted in moral confusion, social chaos and lawlessness across the board! Then, with an anti-Constitutional and pro-socialist, welfare state agenda, we are being deliberately undermined by major enemies such as Communist China. Have we become the laughing stock of our enemies? Furthermore, we are no longer really considered to absolutely trustworthy, especially by our most faithful ally Israel! We have rapidly lost our spiritual, moral and political integrity, and we are quickly sinking as a true democracy and as the leader of the free world! To be silent about this would be complicity with evil, even if one claims to be a Christian! True prophets must declare God’s Word on any matter and expose the lies of the enemy, especially in our present culture of dishonesty and deceit….yea, let God be true, but every man a liar…(Romans 3:4)! Let us as the followers of Christ stand together in love for the truth and shine brightly for Him in the present and growing darkness! We are the children of light! God bless you richly! Trust in the Lord, and shine for Him – as we look for His soon return! ~ Rev. Steve Offringa
At the end of the day, we know the same enemy behind the Taliban is the same enemy behind the indoctrination of our children, instilling fear and faithlessness while stealing the very smiles of their childhood, injections of gene altering mRNA, the fetal cells of aborted babies, toxic spike protein and graphene oxide MEANT TO KILL US!
Wake up! Stand up! Pray up! And remember, A Psalm A Day Keeps The Tyrant At Bay!